South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

This review is spoiler-free.


Plot: Kaycee lives in the small town of Sunshine, Tennessee and has known that she was a lesbian for awhile, but has pretended to like boys to blend into her town until Bren arrives.

Overall: The best way to describe this book is cute and I don’t mean that insultingly. I knew fairly early on in the book that I would like it because of how real Kaycee and Bren’s interactions felt.  I enjoyed how real the side characters were in comparison to the main character. As the book focuses mainly on this small town, Sunshine being believable was very important. I appreciated that the “gay best friend” trope was disregarded and that their friendship felt real. I was disappointed that despite that the “gay best friend” trope being disregarded and that the “slutty bisexual” trope remained.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.


I read this novel as a part of my debut author challenge.


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